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Good evening, I'm David Allard with the news in the south.


Royal Navy divers were called in tonight, to deal with another


World War Two bomb that was dredged up off Southsea.


It was in the main shipping channel, a mile from the Portsmouth harbour


entrance, and 400 metres off shore from the Blue Reef Aquarium.


Brittany Ferry services in and out of Portsmouth


were held for two hours until the device was found


Police in Southampton have tonight named a man found


He was 21-year-old Shkelzen Dauti, known as Genny, who was


He was found on Gilpin Close, in the Thornhill area,


early yesterday morning, and died in hospital.


Police are appealing for anyone with information


That's the feeling of traders in Hungerford,


over what appears to be a new police policy on shoplifting.


It's after a council meeting was told police officers wouldn't


routinely attend incidents, where less than ?100


Police are now trying to reassure businesses,


It was here at Hungerford Town Hall that councillors were told that


under a so-called new delivery model, police would no longer turn


particularly those of goods worth less than ?100.


I think it was a bit of a shock, obviously.


There are a number of smaller retailers I know


that are not on the breadline but they struggle from time to time and


?90 worth of stuff stolen from a shop could well


Hungerford has a host of independent traders.


The owner of this antiques arcade was concerned to hear he may


not get help dealing with a shoplifting incident.


If the police are not going to come out for anything under ?100,


if we do have somebody, how do I handle it?


Do I hold onto him and then phone the police or do I take him down


to the police station or what do I do?


It is very grey so that is the reason I was surprised


Hungerford lost its police station over a year ago


so there were already fears about a lack of police presence.


Now the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner says


he will raise the comment about shoplifting policy


If we didn't investigate shoplifting up to ?100,


If people shoplift and nobody does anything about it,


So I totally disagree with that comment and I will be taking it up


But I'm sure that was not the intention.


Thames Valley Police have now tried to reassure the town council


They say that the reference to ?100 was arbitrary and does not


But they go on to say that clearly police attendance at incidents


is prioritised according to the prevailing threat or harm


to people and property and the associated risks.


They also say any suitable lines of inquiry will be pursued.


A man's been arrested following a fire on the roof of Guys Marsh


64 inmates had to be moved to safety after the fire broke out


Dorset Police say a 29-year-old male prisoner is being questioned


on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.


Southern Rail services will be disrupted tomorrow as members


of the RMT union go on strike for a 30th day.


They're in dispute over changes to the role of guards,


and the move to make drivers responsible for


Southern says it's aiming to run 90% of services.


The first of more than 100 wind turbines has been installed


this weekend eight miles off the Sussex coast.


Work is continuing night and day to construct the Rampion


offshore wind farm, which will provide electricity


for more than 340,000 homes from next year.


More on that in tomorrow's programme.


Time for the weather with Holly Green.


After a cloudy day it is looking clearer tonight, so starry


skies overhead and it could turn quite chilly.


A touch of frost is a possibility here and there tonight.


But typical temperatures will be around four or 5 degrees.


Lots of sunshine around tomorrow a little cloud coming


in from the north-west as the afternoon goes on.


But dry and mild, and feeling warm, 14 or 15 degrees or perhaps higher.


Cloudy skies roll in for Tuesday and Wednesday, a little damp


Our next updates are in BBC Breakfast.


But from all of us here, have a good night.


Good evening. For many places it was a fairly cloudy day on suspend but


there was sunshine for western areas during the afternoon, and here are


the clear skies at sunset in Northern Ireland. Thanks to